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Male, born 1856-01-16, died 1927-08-29

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Ryan, Henderson, Architect

Professional History


Architect, Herman Hadley, Architect, Topeka, KS, c. 1893-1894; with Hadley, Ryan worked on the first buildings at the Oklahoma Agricultural and Mechanical College in Stillwater, OK, including the 3-story, 22-room "Old Central," an eclectic brick and rusticated stone pile with strongly Richardsonian Romanesque characteristics (dedicated on 06/15/1894). Principal, Henderson Ryan, Builder/Contractor, Seattle, WA, 1898-1900; Principal, Henderson Ryan, Architect, Seattle, WA, 1900-1923;



Coursework, Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1873-1877;



Ryan was born in Valhermoso Springs, in Morgan County, northern AL, but left to attend school in Lexington, KY. During the years 1873-1877, Ryan attended the land-grant Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky (later to become the University of Kentucky), only eight years after its foundation. At this time, classes were still held at Ashland, the estate of influential Kentucky politician Henry Clay (1777-1852). Ryan came to Seattle, WA, in 1898. He died in CA. The U.S. Census indicated that a Henderson Ryan lived in King County in the W5P5 Precinct of Seattle, WA. It noted his age as being 53 at the time. Ryan retired from practice in 1923, and moved to CA, where he died on 08/29/1927.


Ryan married Harriet (born 10/1852 in AL) about 1878. Her parents came from KY.

Biographical Notes

According to the Seattle Times, Ryan bought a piece of property in Seattle during 1907: "J.T. Price has sold lot 7, block 2, Supplemental Plat of Block 1 and south one-half of block 2, Terry's Fourth Addition, to Henderson Ryan for $6,000. The property is on Washington Street between Twelfth and Thirteenth Avenues South." (See J.W. Sayre, "Income Possibilities Now Figured on by Realty Investors, Say Leading Dealers," Seattle Times, 02/17/1907, p. 61.)

Associated Locations

  • Valhermoso Springs, AL (Architect's Birth)
    Valhermoso Springs, AL

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PCAD id: 3959